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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 18 May 2016

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake: 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador, 16 Apr 2016 23:58, which had occurred 5 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 18 May 2016
18 May 17:11 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 19 minutes.
May 18 17:11: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.9.
May 18 17:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.2.
Date & time: Wednesday, 18 May 2016 16:52 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016/05/18 11:52:10
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.44°N / 79.83°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Guagua Pichincha (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (18 mi) SE of Muisne (pop: 13,400)
42 km (26 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100)
48 km (30 mi) NE of Pedernales (pop: 6,000)
106 km (66 mi) NW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400)
163 km (101 mi) NW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800)
184 km (115 mi) NE of Manta (pop: 183,200)
Primary data source: IGEPN
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016/05/18 11:52:10 (18 May 16:52:10 UTC)M 5.2Near Coast of EcuadorIGEPN

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Guayaquil (290.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I don't hight Felt the earthquake (reported through our app)
Guayaquil / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Guayaquil (289.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
quito. hospital docente calderon (165.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guayaquil (292.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se sintió (reported through our app)
296.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
165.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
quito (167.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
quito (165.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Amaguaña-Quito (173.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ambato (234.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] (reported through our app)
232.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
130 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
107.8 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) (reported through our app)
164.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] (reported through our app)

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, 18 May 2016
 

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